Ben Gluck

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Ben Gluck
Born Benjamin Gluck
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Nationality United States American
Occupation Director, Screenwriter, Storyboard Artist
Years active 1999 - Present
Agent ICM
Notable work(s)

Alpha and Omega (2010)

9 (2009)
Awards Walter Lantz Award
Best Animated Short, New York Independent Film Festival

Benjamin "Ben" Gluck is an American director, screenwriter, and storyboard artist.

Biography[edit]

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, he was making films for as long as he can remember. At the age of 7 he was making 8mm films and, as a teenager, pitching animated film projects over the phone to Walt Disney Studios. He also wrote and illustrated comic strips for the underground local college newspaper.

Gluck then attended California Institute of the Arts, where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Film and Animation. His animated short, Man’s Best Friend, a satirical spoof on life and love in the Garden of Eden, garnered awards and accolades in the American Film circuit and went on to win Best Animated Short at the New York Independent Film Festival. His short toured the world with Spike and Mike’s Festival of Sick & Twisted Animation and premiered nationwide on MTV's Cartoon Sushi and provided him with a full tuition scholarship from Walt Disney Studios.

Gluck got his start in animated feature films at DreamWorks Feature Animation as a story trainee on The Prince of Egypt. He then joined Walt Disney Studios were he served for ten years working in as a storyboard artist on the films Dinosaur, Emperor’s New Groove, Home on the Range. He also served as Head of Story on Bambi 2 and directed Disney’s Brother Bear 2 which was produced in Australia.

Gluck then began working on independant animated features. He served as Head of Story on the science fiction fantasy 9, executive produced by Tim Burton and was one of two directors of Alpha and Omega, a 3D animated feature film by Lionsgate Films. This film was India's first animated feature to be released in the U.S.

Gluck has been a guest lecturer at California Institute of the Arts, a Director of Animation at Rocketfish Animation Studios Malaysia, and is the author and illustrator of Squeak!, an interactive eBook.

Filmography[edit]

Feature Films

Year Film Role Job
1996 Dinosaur Story Artist
2003 Piglet's Big Movie Story Artist
2000 The Emperor's New Groove (Uncredited) Story Artist
2004 Home on the Range Story Artist
2006 Bambi II Additional Voices Head of Story
2006 Brother Bear 2 Raccoon #2 (Voice) Director
2009 9 Head of Story
2010 Yogi Bear Story Artist
2010 Alpha and Omega Radio Announcer (Uncredited) Director, Story
2012 Science Ninja Team Gatchaman (Never Released) Director

Short Films

Year Film Role Job
1990 Cimoc Koob Director, Animator
1992 Monster Under My Bed Director, Animator
1994 Man's Best Friend Additional Voices Director, Writer, Animator

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